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2.  Interior Painting - Color Selection

When repainting a room with the same color we will match the existing color or colors. The easiest way to match the colors is by taking samples from the original paint. Sherwin Williams will then custom match the colors. If you do not have paint to use for samples, we will use the Sherwin Williams color wheel to try to find a match. If there is not a color in the color wheel that matches, we will take a sample and have Sherwin Williams custom match the sample. When we are finished, we will leave the remaining paint with you, so you will have all your formulas in the future.

For two coat jobs, any interior color can be selected. However, some color changes will require a coat of primer in addition to the two coats of paint. Once you sign your contract you will be given a Sherwin Williams color wheel which includes all standard Sherwin Williams colors. Color selection can be an intimidating process and trying to determine what color to paint your room or rooms based on a color chip can seem impossible. To help you through this process here are our suggestions.

Look at rooms of family and friends and ask them about color schemes you like. Since you will have seen the colors on a large scale, this is a great way to know you will enjoy the color in your room. Look through magazines or catalogs and mark rooms you like. You may notice you tend to select rooms in similar colors, which can help to narrow down your choices. Also, many decorating magazines have information about the paint colors featured throughout the magazine.

Hire a decorator to help you with color selection. This may seem like an expensive option, but using a decorator for color selection only can be surprisingly affordable. Additionally, decorators are trained to help you determine what works with your existing furniture. Their fee can be well worth it to make sure you end up with a room you love.

Go to Sherwin Williams [click here for Store Locations] and examine the colors on display there. Your local Sherwin Williams store has many pre-arranged color combinations on display. You may find exactly what you are looking for in one of these combinations.

If you are unable to find colors in the Sherwin Williams color wheel, you can look for colors you like at Home Depot, Lowes, Duron or any other paint store. We will take the color sample you select to Sherwin Williams and have them match it. Sherwin Williams has formulas for almost every color from every manufacturer, ensuring a fast accurate match every time.

Once you find a color you like, you may want to sample that color in your room. Colors often look different when applied, especially in artificial light, so sampling is an important step. Contact us about samples or you may create samples on your own. Remember, ALL color changes will require two coats of paint, so your first coat will not be an accurate indication of the finished product. Please remember, when changing paint colors, the color selection is the customer's responsibility. Although we are willing to help, WE CANNOT SELECT COLORS FOR YOU!

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